Enhancing Participation In the Community by Improving Wheelchair Skills: Phase 2 (EPIC WheelS)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Manitoba
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01644292
First received: July 13, 2012
Last updated: January 20, 2014
Last verified: January 2014

July 13, 2012
January 20, 2014
August 2012
March 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Change From Baseline in Wheelchair Skills Test (WST) 4.1 Capacity Score [ Time Frame: Baseline and follow-up (1 month) ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
The WST is a structured assessment with 32 discrete mobility skills required to perform social roles in the community, each scored dichotomously as pass/fail. The WST produces a total Skill Capacity score (0-100%) reflecting the number of skills safely passed.
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Enhancing Participation In the Community by Improving Wheelchair Skills: Phase 2
Enhancing Participation In the Community by Improving Wheelchair Skills (EPIC WheelS): Phase 2

The purpose of this project is to conduct a pilot study of the EPIC WheelS wheelchair skills home training program for older adults in preparation for a third phase feasibility study.

Many older adults rely on a manual wheelchair for community mobility but are not provided with skills for independent and effective use. Suboptimal or disuse of the wheelchair results in substantial social costs such as reduced engagement in meaningful activity, social isolation, and higher caregiver burden. This represents a poor use of financial resources, including the cost of wheelchair acquisition and demands for attendant care. Access to skills training is constrained by the cost and limited availability of skilled therapists, the demands of patient and clinician travel, and lack of programs designed specifically for the needs of older adults. Enhancing Participation In the Community by improving Wheelchair Skills (EPIC WheelS) is an individualized home-training program that optimizes learning for older adults while limiting the demands on expert clinician trainers. It is delivered using a portable computer tablet that allows interactive learning, customized updating, and communication with an expert trainer. A monitored, home program that is effective and efficient for older adults has potential application for other target groups as well, particularly those with limited access to rehabilitation services in rural and remote locations.

Interventional
Phase 1
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Older Adult Manual Wheelchair Users
Other: EPIC WheelS
EPIC WheelS is a user-centred program for wheelchair skills training that combines two structured 1-hour sessions with an expert trainer and four weeks of self-directed practice and training in the natural (home) environment.
Experimental: EPIC Wheels Training Intervention
EPIC Wheels skills training program
Intervention: Other: EPIC WheelS
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Completed
2
March 2013
March 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • at least 55 years old
  • live in the community within metropolitan Winnipeg
  • self-propel a MWC (Manual Wheelchair) at least 1 hour per day
  • use their MWC for mobility outside of the home

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cannot communicate and complete study questionnaires in English
  • anticipate a health condition that contraindicates wheelchair training
Both
55 Years and older
No
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Canada
 
NCT01644292
H2012:069
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University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba
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Principal Investigator: Ed M Giesbrecht, PhD (Cand.) University of Manitoba
Principal Investigator: William C Miller, PhD University of British Columbia
Principal Investigator: Janice Eng, PhD University of British Columbia
University of Manitoba
January 2014

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